I wish there were eight of me lately. My friend Lillian (link on the sidebar) left a comment on my last post; she pointed out that I blog about various subjects and "things" but don't say much about how I am. I'm too busy - like I'm sure most of you reading are as well. This isn't a complaint!
I'm very happy - I never dreamed my "50's" would bring such satisfaction and creativity with it. I'm learning more than ever, and exploring new interests all of the time. I feel as if all my busyness is preparations for the retirement years in the not too distant future. Ah - the PLANS my Mr and I have dreamed up! It's what keeps me propelled forward over life's speedbumps.
Spiritually I am at peace as well. I am learning to be content with where God has me, right here - right now. I feel daunted and inspired and alternately ENcouraged and DIScouraged at times - but it's always revealed to me WHY if I wait on Him. I'm learning to take ME out of the equation - this way is far less painful and yet rewarding. Does this make sense?
The one thing that truly saddens me is that as some of my interests have evolved I have realized that I can't do it all - and right now my digital scrapbooking has been put to the side. Now, it's not the scrapbooking itself that grieves me, rather it's the contact and commoradory with the digi-scrapping community I miss deeply. I made some amazing friends and we shared a tremendously exciting growth because it was something new at that time. And now, I feel so out of the loop and I miss the contact with my friends - I simply don't have time for everything. (NOT meaning that I don't have time for my friends, coz if I know someone needs me I will ALWAYS make time!) In some ways it's overwhelming when I see all the digi-scrapping talent out there, wondering how I could possibly make anything new or useful... Like Solomon would put it "it's all been done before".
But on the other hand, I've been learning Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Publisher at school, and doing some digital painting as well. I am almost completed this one which I've called "Backstreet Bully"
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I started it on a blank page with no idea what I would make, by painting the eyes first and building around them. In some ways this is far more freeing and exciting than a 'structured' painting. The only reference I use is my imagination.
I painted this in Art Rage, version 2, using a wacom tablet. It took me two sessions - about 4 hours.
I already have another idea brewing in my head for my next painting and I can't wait to get it down 'on paper'
And of course I always find time to visit the thrift store. I bought the clip on earrings for $1 and what's startling is they match this choker I bought at a yard sale, locally, last summer. They are both vintage pieces stamped Continental - a company from Montreal. I believe I paid $10 for the necklace.
Well, that's my chatty little post. Hope I did not chew your ear off. And Lillian, THANKS - for asking, its nice to know my friends care about ME. :)
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